Gauges

  1. #267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?

    #267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?
    Handheld pitot gauge kits make flow tests easy. But it’s important to match pitot tube pressure gauges to the flow rates and orifice sizes you’ll be testing.
  2. #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

    #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies
    Get to know your fire sprinkler system risers better with a look at common components and manifolds in wet-pipe sprinkler systems—both commercial and residential.
  3. #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components

    #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components
    Each fire riser serves as a central hub for sprinkler system inspection, testing, and repair. For more on residential and commercial risers, fire sprinkler riser components, and how they’re used in different system types, read on.
  4. #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function

    #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function
    QRFS examines hydrostatic test pumps: the device that enables a critical fire protection system test that ensures piping networks can handle the pressure.
  5. #176 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 5: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Inspections

    #176 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 5: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Inspections
    Read this guide for meeting NFPA 25’s daily, weekly, and monthly inspection timelines for dry sprinkler systems.
  6. #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

    #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top 10 NFPA code violations and how to address them to avoid citations and fines during a fire inspection.
  7. #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them

    #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them
    Working pressure gauges make it easy to spot serious problems in a fire sprinkler system. QRFS looks at the NFPA requirements for fire sprinkler gauge placement and replacement in residential and commercial systems.
  8. #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4

    #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4
    In QRFS’ continuing series on NFPA’s commercial fire sprinkler inspection requirements, we look at what you need to check out — and when — it comes to fire sprinkler gauges, signs, water flow alarms and supervisory signaling devices.
  9. #76 - Does My Pressure Gauge Need a NIST Certification?

    #76 - Does My Pressure Gauge Need a NIST Certification?
    Gain a better understanding of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), their mission, and what it means for your pressure gauges. Learn what it means when a gauge has a NIST Certificate, when it’s necessary, and options for getting a certification for gauges in your current inventory.
  10. #51 - What is a Hydrant Pressure Test?

    #51 - What is a Hydrant Pressure Test?
    Hydrant pressure tests ensure that a city's water supply and fire hydrants are in working condition and up to code. They determine the pressure and rate of flow at any point in a city's water distribution system. Learn about the test and how it is conducted.

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